or bru·lée

[ broo-ley, broo-lee; French bry-ley ]

noun,plural bru·lés [broo-leyz, broo-leez; French bry-ley]. /bruˈleɪz, ˈbru liz; French brüˈleɪ/.
  1. (in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.

  2. Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.

Origin of brulé

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; from French: literally, “burnt,” past participle of brûler; see broil1

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Other definitions for Brulé (2 of 2)

[ broo-ley ]

noun,plural Bru·lés, (especially collectively) Bru·lé.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use brulé in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Brule



/ (bruːˈleɪ) /

  1. (sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé

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